Delinquent Billings and Late Payments

Property Tax Due Date Approaching - June 5, 2023

Attention Chesterfield County Taxpayers: The property tax due date, as set by county ordinance, is quickly approaching. Please ensure that your taxes are paid on or before June 5, 2023, to avoid a 10% penalty. Interest will accrue after June 30, 2023.

Managing Delinquent Billings and Late Payments

Find information on various aspects of overdue payments below. Discover details about the DMV Stop Fee, which prevents vehicle registration for those with outstanding taxes, penalties, interest or fees. Learn about payment options, including payment plans, and explore judicial sales as a last resort for collecting delinquent real estate taxes.

  1. DMV Stop Fee

What is it?

Through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Withholding (VRW) program, localities can prevent the issuance, reissuance, or renewal of registrations (license plate decals) for all vehicles you own or co-own if you owe delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and/or fees to a locality.  DMV charges the County a $25 fee for each DMV Stop released, which is then passed on to the taxpayer.  

How is a DMV Stop removed?

Once a DMV vehicle registration withholding has been placed on an account, all delinquent debt must be satisfied. Payments must be made with certified funds (cash, money order, or cashier’s check) or credit card.  If payment is made:

  • In person, the DMV Stop can be released immediately. 
  • Online or by phone, using a credit card, the DMV Stop will be released by 5 p.m. the following business day.  

NOTE: If you have a DMV Stop on your account payment by eCheck is not available.

What if I am unable to pay immediately?

DMV offers a one-month registration renewal for $10. The one-month extension must be requested in person at a DMV customer service center or a DMV select location, and your vehicle registration must be valid and due to expire within the current calendar month. 

For more information about the denial of DMV vehicle registrations or renewals, please visit the DMV website.


  1. Other Delinquent Charges
  1. Payment Plans
  1. Judicial Sales